02x03 - Previously

( Alex ) Okay. Let's go back.

What happened before then?

Kaya: Well, I come out of the bathroom stall, and he's standing there.

He started crying a little, and then he got down on the floor and started trying to sniff me.

( Pen scratching on paper )

Sort of like a dog.

Well, it is good thing that your company brought me in, because that does say that they wanna get to the bottom of this.

Did you talk to anyone else about it?

A friend or, um, family member?

No, I just...

I just wanted things to go back to normal.

I didn't even wanna think about it.

I understand.

So it's just my word against his?

That happens a lot in cases like this.

It does make things very difficult.

No.

f*ck it.

What he did is not okay.

He needs to be stopped.

Right?

Right.

Yeah.

That's always the hope.

( Pen scratching on paper )

What do you mean?

( Exhales heavily )

Did...

( Pen continues scratching )

It happened to you too, didn't it?

( Solemn orchestral music )

( Recorder beeps off )

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( Exhales deeply )

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It was years ago.

And I wanted to ruin him.

I wanted to destroy him.

So what did you do?

Alex: I did what all my friends told me to do, what I'm here to help you do.

I filed a claim.

Kaya: And what happened?

They picked it apart.

They said I was liar, that I wanted money.

( Inhales sharply ) In the end, I got this ridiculous little settlement and he got six weeks paid leave.

When he came back, he and his friends, they went out to lunch to celebrate.

Guess who had to make the reservation.

Oh, my God.

One day, I just asked myself, "Why am I doing this?"

And you quit?

I quit.

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I quit...

( Exhales heavily )

...and I booked a one-way ticket to India... and I got my life back.

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Listen to me.

You need to do what you think is right.

But you must protect yourself, because nobody else will.

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( Orchestral music darkening slowly )

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( Dark music )

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( Elevator bell dings )

( Music stops )

( Upbeat pop music )

Alex: It's done. She's leaving the company.

Bob: She's letting the whole thing go?

You sure?

Yep, the whole thing.

Your crisis has been managed.

Just look out for my invoice.

Bob: Alex, that's amazing.

Oh, and Bob...

Bob: Yeah?

You're not a dog, Bob.

You're a man. Quit sniffing.

Bob: It wasn't exactly...

( Cell phone beeps off )

( Pop music playing over speakers )

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( Giggles )

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( Gentle music )

( Phone line trills )

Temple: Hey.

Alex: Hi.

Guess what I'm doing.

What?

I'm shopping for the cat... in bulk.

What got into you? You hate the cat.

Why is there an echo? Are you in the bathroom?

Maybe.

What happened?

( Sniffles ) It's not even worth it.

Temple.

What?

It's nothing you haven't heard a million times.

Colin's bullshit.

Alex: I don't know why you keep putting up this.

You have, like, a million ideas.

Let's pick one and make that happen.

I'm not gonna do that.

I just...

( Breathes deeply )

I just wanna matter here.

♪ ♪

I'm just having a bad day.

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All right.

Temple: I gotta go.

( Car beeps )

Alex: Chin up, okay?

Everything's gonna be fine.

Temple: I love you.

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Ron: I don't know. Subways, billboards.

Wherever.

Wendy: But this?

Ron: Look, it's happening.

It's done, all right?

( Scoffs )

AT and T, what's up?

What?

AT and T. Audrey Temple.

AT...what's your middle name again?

I don't have one.

Ah, that's weird.

Okay, Ron.

Don't torture her.

Ron: Okay. Look.

Honest opinion. Don't hold back.

What do you think?

I like it.

But it doesn't...really say what the roller does, though.

Ha.

( Stammers wordlessly )

Yes, it does. It says right here.

( Starts, stops )

Get over what, though?

Anxiety, stress, everything.

Just... it's a teaser, okay?

This broke. Can you... ( Murmuring inaudibly ) ...but does it make sense?

Ron, that is f*cking genius.

How did you come up with that?

Thank you.

I was in the shower, actually, and I was thinking...

( Sighs )

Ron: ..."What does a roller help you do?"

Lane: "Get over it."

Those f*cking guys.

( Laughs )

It's fine.

Actually, are you heading into the roller meeting?

Yeah. What's up?

Do you think I could sit in?

( Phone ringing distantly )

Oh, um...

I really think that there's untapped potential in the workplace channel.

Imagine you're having a bad day at work and you go into the supply area and...

Oh, I love how proactive you are.

I put together some numbers...

Wendy: Yeah. Nice.

And...

That's really interesting stuff.

Let me take this in and see what they think.

Oh, I'll come too. I could present.

Yeah, I just...you know... I don't know.

I worry that if you came in and did this whole presentation, would anybody know what to do with that process-wise?

You know?

But don't stop bringing me ideas.

Really.

Interesting stuff.

( Distant muffled chatter )

( Phone rings distantly )

( Phone ringing )

( Ambient humming )

( Phone continues ringing )

( Sighs )

( Phone rings loudly )

( Receiver clatters )

Geist Executive. How can I help you?

Hi. This is Pam Bailey at the DOD.

I have a situation here.

It's somewhat urgent.

Colin's out of the office.

I know Colin's out of the office.

He just accosted my auditor in f*cking Tampa.

"Accosted"?

Pam: Yeah.

Right outside your little facility.

Why? What did he...

Pam: Audrey, I need you to listen to me.

Okay.

I'm not gonna be reachable moving forward, all right?

Temple: I don't understand...

( Sharply ) Listen.

Me, you guys, we haven't been in touch... ever.

In fact, we're not talking now.

We're not?

No.

Okay.

The complaint's been elevated.

There's going to be an investigation.

Into...

Yep.

( Eerie music )

Oh, my God. What do I do?

I don't know. Get a lawyer.

I'm in trouble?

I don't know, but lose my number.

( Dial tone )

Wait, Pam.

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Well...

( Object slams )

I'm going to jail.

( Doo-wop music playing softly )

♪ And I feel so bad ♪
♪ 'Cause I need someone's, mm, heaven ♪
♪ Ooh, yeah...

Why is this damp?

Because it got wet.

Why did it get wet?

Is this a thought experiment?

Temple: You can use the white ones by the shower or the green ones in the closet.

This is for decor only.

"Decor only"?

I thought you were going to jail.

( Sighs ) This isn't a joke.

The Department of Defense is investigating my company.

Why?

Why do you think?

♪ Hold you in my arms...

Homecoming?

( Temple snaps her fingers )

Temple: Bingo.

♪ I need you now...

Are you seriously doing that right now?

Temple: What?

You just got finished telling me that you're being investigated for that sh1t, and you're slathering it on your arm.

It's topical. It's safe.

I really wish you could hear how you sound.

I do.

It calls me down, okay?

Mm-hmm.

You seem real calm.

Look, if you're not going to help...

I already told you what to do.

Quit.

It's too late for that, Alex.

I was there from the start.

Alex: No.

You don't wanna quit. That's what's going on.

You feel some sort of twisted loyalty to this company...

Yeah, okay, fine. You're right.

♪ You tried to give me ♪
♪ Your love and time ♪
♪ But I didn't even take you ♪
♪ Take you in my arms ♪
♪ So all I can do now...

Who else knows about the investigation?

Right now, just me.

Well, that helps.

♪ I'll see you once again...

( Dramatic piano music )

What? What are you thinking?

Colin.

Temple: What about him?

He's a tool.

Yeah, he's a jerk, but what does that have to do with...

No, he's a tool and we can use him.

This is an opportunity.

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( Cork pops )

Temple: ( Sighs ) this is ridiculous.

No it's not.

He wants a meeting with Ron, right?

So you set the meeting but you just don't tell Ron.

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( Music quickens )

( Computer bleeps )

( Tense music )

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( Slurps )

Good afternoon, Colin.

Where's Ron?

I'm not sure.

So I just lie.

( Both laugh )

The way you just said that was... ( Chuckles )

What?

It was so earnest... but it was also so sexy.

And yes, you are going to lie.

Colin: Now why don't you step outside and see if you can track Ron down?

Ron's not coming, Colin.

Uh... and so what are you doing here?

I'm in a new role.

So... say he buys it.

Mm-hmm. He will.

( Paper crinkling )

Even then, he'll just talk his way out of it.

That's what he does.

So let him talk... until he's saying what you want.

Okay, you know what?

He's filing complaint.

Okay? That's just reality.

So we should focus on that.

Okay. What do you suggest?

What do I suggest? We give them someone.

A rogue employee.

Yeah, that's right.

Disobeyed protocol?

Exactly.

Bergman got, I don't know, emotional, and she...

Not she.

What?

We're not talking about Bergman.

"Including a confrontation with a Department of Defense investigator."

He's never gonna sign this.

He will if he sees it as a means to an end.

What end?

Unemployment?

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( Sighs )

What's the one thing he wants more than anything?

Temple: Mr. Geist and I discussed all of that.

If you take responsibility for your actions, it would mean a lot to him.

It could affect your future here.

You talked to...to Geist?

Yes.

At his farm. Have you been?

Alex: You can do this.

I believe in you.

Why?

I don't know. Should I stop?

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No.

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( Music heightens rapidly )

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Leonard: So how fast are we talking?

( Researcher ) The effect is immediate.

Leonard: Okay. Let's... let's give it a try.

I refuse to watch.

It'll be fine.

Leonard, the chemistry is clear.

Just gonna do a little experiment.

There is no reason to abuse yourself.

( Yelps )

f*ckin' hell!

sh1t, that hurt.

( Grunts )

( Quietly ) sh1t.

( Groans, exhales slowly )

You are a piece of work, you know that?

God damn.

( Groans )

Oh, damn. That...

Really took the bite out. ( Laughs )

( Researcher ) Mm-hmm. I told you.

Ah. ( Inhales deeply )

And the scent's not bad either.

Let's talk about cultivation next week, huh?

( Researcher ) Yes, yes. Cheers.

Cheers!

( Video call program bloops )

( Chuckles )

God! Jesus.

You been here long?

Sorry. I didn't want to, uh...

It's fine.

What do you...what do you need?

( Inhales sharply )

I'm Audrey Temple.

Mm-hmm.

I work in Redwood, or in front of it.

The desk, right?

Right.

Right.

The DOD is opening an investigation into the Homecoming program, but I have obtained a confession from Colin Belfast accepting complete responsibility, which I believe will help protect the company during...

Wait. Hold up.

Um...

Yes?

What the f*ck is Homecoming?

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Okay, the first thing is...

( Pants ) ...she's a liar.

So you didn't run the Homecoming program, huh?

No!

No?

N...well, it...it was a program that I worked on, certainly, but if you believe that f*cking fairy tale that she coerced me into signing under deceptive pretenses...

Now, what part of this is false?

Well, it's a matter of context, right?

I mean, any one of those... those individual "facts" could be easily twisted...

Were you dosing these guys and lying to them about it?

Uh, w... ( Sighs )

I...look, I...I don't know how detailed we wanna get right now.

That's not detail.

That's simple.

Okay, if I could just take a step back for a moment.

( Takes deep breath ) And...and I know this goes without saying...

...but you've always been an inspiration to me, sir.

And... if I flew a little too close to the sun...

Okay. So you did.

And you, Ron?

Oh, I'm just playing catch-up here.

( Colin scoffs )

But I can say I'm disgusted at what I'm hearing.

Oh, you're disgusted, Ron? Really?

That's interesting, because...

Colin's your guy, right?

Ron: He's on my team.

But clearly, I've given him way too much latitude.

Right... as did I with Audrey.

So what we have here is a...a latitude problem.

No, we don't.

...have a latitude problem.

The protocol we outlined was based on topical use.

Yeah, exactly. Like the roller.

But when you weren't getting results, you insisted that it be ingested.

What? They were drinking it?

Actually...

No. You, answer me.

No, technically, they were eating it.

But...but they all signed waivers.

So we're clean.

What happened to them?

To who?

( Sighs )

The men.

( Clicks tongue softly )

Well, different things.

Ah, Jesus Christ.

And you knew what he was doing.

I mean, no.

Y...well, yes. At the time, you're saying?

Well, what the f*ck does that mean?

Uh, I'm...I'm just trying to think of...

What? Which one I wanna hear?

No, no, no, no. I'm...I wanna...

I just w...I want.. I wanna build a time line.

Okay. Okay.

Both of ya are fired.

What?

Sir? S...oh.

With all due respect, we've got this investigation bearing down.

I...I think we should be circling the wagons, sir.

Okay, who's gonna manage this day to day?

Ron: This is a federal investigation.

I will.

Yeah, she will.

I'm not trying to be an asshole, here, but Audrey answers the phones.

Hey, we tried with you clowns, and now we're all covered in sh1t.

I don't think she can do any worse.

Hey, Hector.

Hey.

We gotta plant a bunch more of those gourds, okay, buddy?

We gotta use the hand tools. So...

No, I know it takes longer.

That's why we gotta get movin'.

So you're, like, a... good person?

Is that the idea?

Your shoe's untied.

( Dramatic music )

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Uh-huh.

So what exactly are they claiming?

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No. Yeah.

I've...I've... I've dealt with that before.

It's not a problem.

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So basically, my role is prophylactic.

I go in before litigation, before things get messy, and I make contact with the complainant and find an off-ramp for them.

I'd help them see that that is their best option.

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Yeah.

Uh, copyright, wrongful termination, personal injury. You know, just to name a few.

Yes, any type of negative exposure, I can limit that.

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Well, I use a number of...of different approaches.

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( Car door slams shut )

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Hey, do you mind if I give you a call back?

Okay. Talk soon.

( Door clicks open )

( Door clicks shut )

So... how did it go?

Are you the new Colin?

I think I'm the new Ron.

Yeah, you are.

I was nervous at first, but Colin was just so desperate.

And he was like, "You can't do this," and "I'm a problem solver."

( Chuckling ) And I was like, "You were a problem solver, but now you are a problem."

f*ck, I wish you would've filmed it.

And Leonard, he just listened to me.

Right away he believed me.

And now he wants me to deal with the DOD.

Can I do that? I mean, I can't do that.

Yes, you can.

Just give them the confession.

They just wanna hold someone responsible.

Colin is responsible. It's that simple.

It's a friggin' federal investigation.

I can't just walk in there and...

Look at me.

You can do this.

You've basically already done it.

( Teeth click together )

( Alex grunts )

Oh.

Oh, my God.

Babe, it's okay.

Oh, my God.

Alex: It's fine.

( Foreboding music )

No, you need to...

( Ice clanging )

God.

♪ ♪

Here.

Ice it before it swells.

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Those are for decor only, babe.

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( Music swells )

( Music stops abruptly )

( Birds chirping )

( Eerie music )

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( Truck rumbles past )

( Dishes clanging )

Walter: Just a half a day left.

Maybe a day.

All right, I'll see you later, Jodi.

Jodi: See you, Walter.

( Bell jingles )

( Birds chirping )

( Groans softly )

( Keys jangle )

( Unnerving piano music )

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( Engine turns over )

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( Exhales sharply )

( Dark music )

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( Car horn blares )

( Tires screech )

( Metal crunches )

( Glass shatters )

( Panting )

( Faint overlapping conversations )

( Clicks tongue ) I feel fine now.

Dr. Zamani: Uh-huh.

Just must have been dizzy or something.

Dr. Zamani: Does that happen a lot?

Sometimes, yeah.

I had this brain injury back when I served.

What kind of injury?

Well, actually, I'm not sure.

We hit an IED, and I guess they had to cut me open back here.

Hmm. May I?

Yeah.

I lost a few years and some of my memory, but...

I'm feeling better now.

I'm basically fine.

Yeah.

What?

Nothing. I just... you said you had surgery back there.

Yeah.

Well...d... that's what my mom told me.

I just didn't see a scar.

But you're feeling okay now, though?

( Indistinct chatter )

Yeah.

Yeah.

( Unnerving piano music )

I feel fine.

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( Engine rumbling )

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( Keys clack )

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( Exhales )

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( Foreboding music )

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( Clippers buzzing )

( Buzzing stops )

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( Music intensifying )

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( Mirror clacks )

( Door clicks open )

( Door slams shut )

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( Birds chirping )

( Faint footsteps )

( Wind howling )

( Computer beeps, keys clacking )